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Rice Stitch Cloth: Free Crochet Pattern in Three Sizes

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Today is the second Friday of the second month of the year 2020 which means we are ready for the second cloth pattern in my NEW cloth series! This month we are using the Rice Stitch, a nice, textured stitch that creates super little nubs that are great for cleaning dishes, counters, and more!

Rice Stitch Cloth Pattern

Rice Stitch Cloth

Each month of 2020 I’ll post a new cloth in the series which features Dishie cotton yarn, my new favorite cotton. The cloth patterns come in three sizes, staying as consistent as possible in sizing from one month to the next. If you wish to use an acrylic, worsted weight yarn instead of cotton and sew them all together once we’re finished, that would make for an excellent baby blanket or throw blanket depending on which sizes you piece together!

Rice Cloth Crochet pattern

Cloth sizes:

5.5″ x 5.5″ – great for a face cloth or for showering

11″ x 11″ – average washcloth size

18″ x 12″ – dish drying mat, place mat, dusting cloth etc.

Rice Stitch cloth pattern

Materials:

Dishie Cotton (Mint colorway pictured)
-approx. 37 yards for small
-approx. 143 yards for medium
-approx. 234 yards for large

In order to make all three of these cloths, I used a bit more than two skeins of the Dishie cotton yarn.

Crochet hook in size H/5mm

Gauge: 15 sts x 9.5 rows = 4″

Pattern Notes:

The chain stitch at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

We are using the Rice Stitch, which is a combination of front posts and back posts, for these cloths. See a written and video tutorial for this stitch here or visit my Youtube channel for a video tutorial here.

Find the prior cloths in this series:

January – Thicket Cloth

February – Rice Stitch Cloth (this one!)

The rest are to come…

Small Rice Stitch Cloth:

Row 1: Ch-21, dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each to end. (19)

Rows 2 – 12: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first stitch. * fpdc around next post, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 7 more times. Fpdc around next post, hdc in last st. (19)

Border: Ch-1, do not turn work, but rotate clockwise. Sc in each row end to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly up row ends to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 2sc in same as starting st. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

Medium Rice Stitch Cloth:

Row 1: Ch-41, dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each to end. (39)

Rows 2 – 24: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next post, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 17 more times. Fpdc around next post, hdc in last st. (39)

Border: Ch-1, do not turn work, but rotate clockwise. Sc in each row end to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly up row ends to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 2sc in same as starting st. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

Large Rice Stitch Cloth:

Row 1: Ch-61, dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each to end. (59)

Rows 2 – 26: Ch-1, turn, hdc in first st. * fpdc around next post, bpdc around next * repeat between * * 27 more times. Fpdc around next post, hdc in last st. (59)

Border: Ch-1, do not turn work, but rotate clockwise. Sc in each row end to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc evenly up row ends to corner, 3sc in corner st. Sc in each st to corner, 2sc in same as starting st. Fasten off using Invisible Join and weave in all ends.

That is it! I love the texture and the feel of these cloths and the clean edge that the single crochet stitches give the border.  I hope you love them too! Come back on the second Friday of EACH month in 2020 for a NEW set of cloth patterns!

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